“MHASP submitted a proposal to the National Institute of Mental Health to employ formerly homeless mental health consumers in reaching out to and functioning as ombudsmen for the mentally ill homeless…one of the country’s first peer-led homeless outreach teams. NIMH provided multi-year funding for this innovative approach to engaging and supporting mentally ill homeless individuals.”

“MHASP launched an Advocacy Training Center to train mental health consumers in leadership and organizing skills…Center activities are designed to empower consumers to be change agents for improvements in the mental health system and their own lives.”

“Project SHARE staffers were instrumental in the founding of the National Mental Health Consumers' Association…which attracted federal funding for MHASP to form the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse.”